Stony Brook Men’s and Women’s Track and Field came up big at the John Thomas Terrier Classic, hosted by Boston University, on Saturday Jan. 26. The third 2019 indoor meet saw both teams thrive in competition against some of the best athletes in the nation.
“I feel that in many of the events we participated in, we held our own,” head coach Andy Ronan said in a press release.
The quartet of seniors Kevon White and Wayne Williams, junior Ahmed Galal and freshman Antonio Aguilar finished second in the men’s 4×400 relay with a time of 3:15.53, qualifying for ECAC/IC4As. Other highlights came from juniors Cameron Avery and Vann Moffett in the 5,000 meter. Avery finished sixth in the 5,000 meter run with a time of 14:15.70 while Moffett finished ninth with a time of 14:22.75 in order to qualify for ECAC/IC4As. Sophomore Luke Coulter ran his collegiate best 1,000 meter run with a time of 2:27.42, advancing to ECAC/IC4As.
“This weekend was another sign that things are moving in the right direction at this stage of the season,” Ronan said.
Just like the men’s team, the women’s team’s 4×400 saw great success, with the women’s foursome of senior Melissa Riback, sophomores Amanda Stead and Janelle Pottinger and freshman Dana Cerbone in third, with a time of 3:51.46, qualifying for ECAC/IC4As. Other impressive performances came from senior Courtney Warden and junior Emmanuela Lauredent in the 60 meter hurdles while Stead nearly added another school record to her resume, just falling short in the 200 meter. Senior Sarah Militano (60 meter), Riback (800 meter) and Pottinger (400 meter) produced season-best performances in their respective races.
“Once again the women are starting to round into good shape as the weeks go by and we get closer to the championship phase,” Ronan said.
Both the men’s and women’s teams will compete at the Metropolitan Championships on Friday, Feb. 1.